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've got to fight. a new target. a new enemy this morning and that's governor rick schneider of michigan who has -- stabbed working families, working men and women of the state of michigan in the back. this is a state of course that was built by labor unions, has one of the highest percentages of union membership anywhere in the country. a state known for its union support and a state that really has been -- saves by labor unions particularly the autoworkers agreeing to significant cutbacks and benefits and salaries and everything to keep the auto industry afloat. as part of the auto bailout. of course, this is just the latest in this war on unions that we've seen. it started with scott walker in wisconsin. went on to ohio. and john kasich, we've seen a lot of it out of florida. we've seen a lot of it with rick scott. we've seen a lot of it of course in new jersey with chris christie. particularly in the midwest there's been this blatant war on unions. the latest is rick schneider, a guy who was just recen
republicans, led by gop governor rick schneider, they think the bill is going to wind up boosting the economy there, not hurt it and that's the whole point of this law, right? >> exactly. the governor and others insist that right to work laws will save jobs and in fact, bring more work to michigan and even increase salaries by not forces union dues on workers. here's michigan's governor. >> to give freedom of choice to the workplace and that ledge islators move through the legislature and when it arrives on my desk, i plan on signing it. >> so, susan, what kind of turnout's going to be expected this week? lawmakers are expected to vote by when? >> as early as tuesday. some people are predicting 7,000 demonstrators coming into town. last week when supporters and opponents jammed the capital, the state police locked the doors. they said for safety reasons and union reps had to get a court order to reopen the halls. now, if the bill is passed, some people are talking about recall campaigns like we saw in wisconsin or maybe legal challenges. we'll see. >> okay, looks interesting to follow. thanks
governor rick schneider declares war on workers. police were seen pepper spraying the protesters. we are live in michigan. >>> and what is michelle obama and former president bill clinton fighting for? it's a good thing. [ woman ] too weak. wears off. [ female announcer ] stop searching and start repairing. eucerin professional repair moisturizes while actually repairing very dry skin. the end of trial and error has arrived. try a free sample at eucerinus.com. ♪ [ male announcer ] campbell's green bean casserole. it's amazing what soup can do >>> scott walker is under fire after endorsing a plan to end same-day voter registration in wisconsin two weeks ago. now he's trying to calm the rumors to convince everyone, it's not a big priority for him. >> it's a ridiculous issue. my priority is about jobs, it's not a part of my legislative priorities. it hasn't been something i've thought about. >> just something he talked about? a ridiculous issue? sorry, i'm not buying that one. because on the same day that he called this a ridiculous issue, two of his buddies in the state house were ac
objective here. >> here's more from governor rick schneider on all of this. >> this is about being pro workers, giving workers the choice. this should encourage unions to be more responsive to workers in terms of saying they need to show a value proposition. i've met a number of people that said they would like to choose or have the flexibility not to. so in many respects it could be a positive for unions over the longer term. >> so he's been saying this has not been on his agenda, although he's got the talking points down. are they coming from the koch brothers, as well? >> these talking points are the same things that you see from the koch funded americans for prosperity, that you see from the heritage foundation. it's all the same thing around the country. >> i want to get to what their mission is, and that is to get rid of the democratic infrastructure. this issue of dues and who has to pay and who doesn't, a lot of members would not pay their dues if it had not been taken out of their checks. so now obviously they have to come up with a way to make sure dues get paid. but those du
again, outside, as you can see, they're holding signs, asking rick schneider, the governor of michigan, to be recalled. ashleigh? >> and what's the look in terms of timing on all of this? the vote and then what the governor has said he will do, which is sign it as soon as he gets it. >> reporter: exactly. so what is going to happen today is once the process begins in the house, of voting, there are going to be two bills that are voted on. one, a vote on public unions. the second vote on private unions. both of those bills are expected to pass the house. if they do, the measure will go to governor rick schneider's desk. he is expected to sign it as early as today, if all of this transpires as expected. ashleigh? >> and we've got live pictures before you, alison, of the house vote that's going on right now as we speak. so what's the reaction? it looks as if this is going to be a fate kplooe in many people's eyes. what are the unions going to do about it, if anything? >> reporter: i basically asked them, this is pretty much a lost cause, isn't it? and they said, no, it's not, because we w
in michigan just told me they cannot stop from passage the legislation that governor rick schneider calls freedom to work because the republicans simply have the numbers. so the demonstrations will continue at the capitol. as you mentioned, the demonstrations have already gotten ugly, there have been several arrests, pepper spray has been used, additional state troopers have been deployed today. and unlike these drawn-out labor standoffs we've seen in recent years, governor rick schneider has been able to slam this legislation through, and despite all of the visuals, he insists that he's not picking a fight. >> no, it's not picking a fight. i view this as solving an issue for michigan workers. we have hard working people in michigan, and this is giving workers choice. >> reporter: now, a point republicans put up front is that this is not targeting collective bargaining, they insist that they are not breaking the unions. all this does is make union dues, union membership optional with the exception of police and firefighters. jon? jon: well, is this fight over? i mean, are democrats in mic
, as the republicans have the numbers so despite the angry protests the legislation that rick schneider calls freedom to work will pass the final vote on tuesday. we have hardworking people in michigan. >> the law makes union membership and dues optional in the heart of the rust belt. cradle of the organized labor. they insist they are not breaking the labor union because it does not target collective bargaining. this weakens their foundation. >> you have people alongside of you that won't pay the union dues if you pay the union dues but will still be able to get the benefit from being union member. >> spokesman for democratic caucus says to anticipate legal challenge is understatement. democrats will target the language in the laws. given the bill through the lame duck session and noisy demonstrators out of the chambers the democrats say they will challenge under the open meetings laws. >> they lied to us every step of the way and they are acting like cowards. >> he says it's leadership. >> baloney. >> as demonstrators storm the capitol, police used pepper spray. additional state troopers sent to la
a union or pay any money to the union. i spoke to michigan's republican governor rick schneider. >> i don't view it as anti-union at all. >> they tell me it's anti-worker, saying it gives workers less of a voice. what do you say to that? >> that's backward. this is about being pro worker. again, giving workers the choice, the freedom to choose, that's fundamental. >> so his legislation is anti-worker. it's going to end up being a devastating blow to the middle class here. >> the three bills impact both public and private sector workers from teachers to auto workers. opponents fear they weaken unions and limit workers' right, benefits, and wages. >> if you pay me less money, if i have to work for minimum wage, i can't go spend that money. >> it's going to hurt the economy, it ooh going hurt the state, it's going hurt the citizens. this is absolutely not what's right for the workers. >> but supportering including governor s snyder says it improved. >> reporter: opponents will spend the week in michigan trying to convince them to vote down the bill. the vote could come as early as tuesday. p
of detroit is terrible. companies aren't coming in there investing. >> dana: a few years ago governor rick schneider took over, a businessman. he had done get awa get gateways and he didn't have to do anything else but decided to serve the state. to the point was dire. some said the governor, state of michigan would need to take over the city of detroit. you can separate the issues. bail-out idea, bail-out detroit versus what governor rick snyder is doing, fundamental change for michigan to make it more like a state like virginia. 23 other states that are right to work states. if they compete for work they got, and the idea might be better. it could be good for state of michigan, if painful for a few people for a while. >> eric: so many car companies say we like to do business in america. freddie addressing the fiscal cliff in detroit is going to mercury to address global warming. it's hot there. only obama could declare the auto bail-out a success. that is like hurricane sandy is a mess. the only successful expert is people. they are greating the hell out of there. going back to people li
daniel got a right to work law passed earlier this year. rick schneider said it would boost business in his state. >> indiana's a good illustration. they did this last february. they found at least 90 different companies cited this as a factor when they contacted the indiana economic corporation and they have at least 30 that have moved ahead with projects. >> until very recentrecently scr appealed for crossover votes during that republican primary, calling it divisive. yesterday democratic lawmakers descended on the capital from washington. but both the michigan state house and senate are controlled by republicans. and this is pretty much inevitable. the labor movement has already lost these fights everywhere else. still, president obama who was making a preplanned stop at a uaw representative factory in the detroit suburbs couldn't escape commenting on the fight so he weighed in yesterday denouncing the proposed new law. >> what we shouldn't be doing is trying to take away your rights to bargain for better wages and working conditions. so-called right to work laws, they don't have
as a condition of employment. sometime tomorrow governor rick schneider is expected to sign them into law make michigan the 24th right-to-work state in the country, joining a lot of others where the gop has majority in the state legislatures. now, a lot of these workers today were dismayed at the timing of all of this. this is taking place during a lame duck session of the legislature when a new body is being sworn in here, and in a month's time it's going to have a few more democrats than we saw here today, so when i sat down with the governor this afternoon i asked him why not delay this just a little bit longer, let a new body come in and give workers and people around the state of michigan more opportunity to debate this issue. he says it was not going to go away, that it doesn't make any sense to allow this debate to continue, that he support collective bargaining. he does not believe this is a collective bargaining issue with you it's about fairness. every worker in this state should have a right to choose whether to join a union as being forced to do so. a lot of workers on the ground w
stronghold where the united auto workers were founded. the bill was voted by rick schneider. they ban unions from requiring private or public sector workers to join the union as part of their employment. this new law will result in lower pay for all workers. backers say the more than will help bring more jobs to michigan. >>> a florida judge this morning ordered george zimmerman to continue to wear a leg bracelet and to remain in sanford county. the judge also refused to lower zimmerman's $1 million bail. >>> the suspensions have been overturned for four nfl players involved in the so called bounty gate scandals. the ruling was made by taglia. despite vacating the suspensions, taglia found that three of the new orleans saints players participated in dangerous activity. >>> at this hour an investigation is going on into a fatal accident on mount hamilton in santa clara county. we'll show you why it's been hard to come up with answers to a crash. >>> the weather is changing rapidly. the clouds have increased, the temperatures have dropped and soon the rain will be falling. i'll let you know wh
to governor rick schneider's desk. what's he going to do? back in february, he criticized the right-to-work laws in congressional testimony. he criticized them. >> my perspective is i made it clear it is not on my agenda. right to work is an issue that's a very divisive issue. i don't believe it is appropriate in michigan during 2012. that's the governor that people elected. somebody who was going to take a middle ground. who was not going to be divisive. but since then, he's changed his tune and today he vowed to sign those very devices laws. >> right to work is about the relationship between the union and workers. and this is about being proworkers giving workers the choice. if anything, this should encourage unions to be more responsive to workers so in many respects, it could be a positive for unions over the longer term. >> jennifer: positive for unions really? sounds a lot like the message of the koch brothers. americans for prosperity. that right wing group told "the new york times," nick, today that the bill'
. the legislation introduced by rick schneider would limit union's abilities to collect dues. the bill passed the house today. >>> the us navy is moving ships into position to monitor a north korean possible rocket launch. the defense department tells barbara starr that two ships are being moved to an unspecified position to provide reassurance to allies. the sources say it's possible two more ships could be sent to the region in the next few days and the taliban has claimed responsibility for the suicide attack that wounded afghanistan's intelligence chief. an official says the attacker targeted the chief as he was leaving a meeting. hamid karzai told reporters he's cnn's barbara starr that two ships are being moved to an unspecified position to provide reassurance to allies. it's possible two more ships could be sent to the region in the next few days. the taliban claimed responsibility for the suicide attack that wounded afghanistan's intelligence chief today. a senior police official says they targeted the chief as he was leaving a meeting. afghan president karzai told reports he's confid
and senate jammed through the legislation last week and governor rick schneider who is also a republican, is likely to sign it tomorrow. labor union leaders say they've been told the president will address the right to work fight in today's speech in michigan. in a statement released last thursday a white house spokesman said that president obama has been opposed to right to work laws for a very long time. and that the strength of autoworkers in michigan is proof of how the unions help to build the economy and strengthen the middle class. right to work laws make it illegal for unions to automatically deduct dues from payrolls and people who support the law say that workers shouldn't have to be part of a union if they don't want to. but what really happens is nonunion workers benefit from a unionized workplace without having to financially contribute. ultimately, the laws end up cutting into union financing and weakening their bargaining power. we're back with more steph after the break. stay with us! a >>> sh
to work is not right. shame on schneider. of course, they're referring to governor rick schneider, the governor of michigan, who is expected to get this bill, once it is expected to pass in the house, some time this morning. he is expected to get that bill and sign it. ted? >> all right, alison kosik, we'll be watching very closely as that unravels or happens in michigan today. historic legislation expected to be signed by the governor there in the next few hours. >>> well, three weeks from today, the nation's economic recovery could tumble off the so-called fiscal cliff if washington can't strike a deal. so with the clock ticking and the stakes so high, both the white house and republican leaders are tamping down their fiery rhetoric. listen to president obama's sales pitch for his version of a compromise. >> when you put it all together, what you need is a package that keeps taxes where they are for middle class families, we make some tough spending cuts on things that we don't need, and then we ask the wealthiest americans to pay a slightly higher tax rate. >> brianna keilar is
,000 people were inside and around the capitol building. the legislation introduced by rick schneider would limit union's abilities to collect dues. the bill passed the house today. >>> the us navy is moving ships into position to monitor a north korean possible rocket launch. the defense department tells barbara starr that two ships are being moved to an unspecified position to provide reassurance to allies. the sources say it's possible two more ships could be sent to the region in the next few days and the taliban has claimed responsibility for the suicide attack that wounded afghanistan's intelligence chief. an official says the attacker targeted the chief as he was leaving a meeting. hamid karzai told reporters he's confidence he will recover. i will be reporting live from afghanistan next week on the future of the country. >>> it has been 490 days since the u.s. lost its top credit rating. good news on jobs. initial jobless claims fell more than expected. down 25,000 and now, our fourth story "outfront." high times in washington state tonight. a new law legalizing recreational use of
was used on a person that tried to storm senate chambers. legislation by rick schneider would limit unions' abilities to collect dues. it's headed for a senate vote. the u.s. navy is moving ships into position to monitor a north korean possible rocket launch. the defense department tells cnn's barbara starr that two ships are being moved to an unspecified position to provide reassurance to allies. it's possible two more ships could be sent to the region in the next few days. the taliban claimed responsibility for the suicide attack that wounded afghanistan's intelligence chief today. a senior police official says they targeted the chief as he was leaving a meeting. afghan president karzai told reports he's confident he will cover. a programming note, i will report live from afghanistan next week on the future of the country. >>> it has been 490 days since the u.s. lost its top credit rating. what are we doing to get it back? good news tonight. initial jobless claims fell more than expected down 25,000. now our fourth sfoer "outfront." high times in washington state tonight. voters approved
in a right to work state. do you believe it? republican governor rick schneider says he'll sign the measure. today president obama weighed in. >> by the way, what we shouldn't do, i just got to say this, what we shouldn't be doing is trying to take away your rights to bargain for better wages and working conditions. [ applause ] we shouldn't be doing that. >> the president was speaking to autoworkers at a diesel engine plant outside detroit. we'll be right back. yo, give it up, dude! up high! ok. don't you have any usefull apps on that thing? who do you think i am, quicken loans? ♪ at quicken loans, our amazingly useful mortgage calculator app allows you to quickly calculate your mortgage payment based on today's incredibly low interest rates... right from your iphone or android smartphone. one more way quicken loans is engineered to amaze. ♪ is engineered to amaze. to the best vacation sp(all) the gulf! it doesn't matter which of our great states folks visit. mississippi, alabama, louisiana or florida, they're gonna love it. shaul, your alabama hospitality is incredible. thanks, karen.
state. republican governor rick schneider and other supporters of this legislation says it actually makes michigan more attractive for businesses around the country who may be considering relocating their businesses to michigan. workers are the ones you see behind me, several thousand hearsay this is nothing but an attempt to try to break the back of unions in a state where ally unions are synonymous with michigan. we've spoken to a number of workers this morning who say this was a backhanded way for the governor and republican toss get something away from democrats and working class people of this state by trying to say that this is going to make a situation better in the workforce for a lot of workers when, in fact, they believe that this is going to drive wages down. i spoke to one gentleman, a plumber, who says that if you look at what he earns here in michigan versus what some of his colleagues in the southern states let's say that are right to work states, big difference and they want to just simply support their families here so they're very fired up about this legislation. i
. >>> the economic policy institute destroys governor rick schneider's best right to work talk point. >> all you have to do is look to indiana. >> they've gotten thousands of jobs coming to indiana. >> indiana's had a strong experience. they did similar legislation. >> tonight, michigan's favorite son, michael moore, on schneider's portrayal and the way forward for workers in the heartland. >>> the 12-12-12 concert raised a ton of money for sandy relief. but house republicans are holding up federal dollars. i'll tell you why. >>> and a meteorologist is fired for responding to racist facebook taunts. tonight, rhonda lee tells her story on "the ed show." >>> good to have you with us tonight, folks. thanks for watching. time is running out on a fiscal cliff deal, and republicans are running out of reasons to reject the president's plan. house speaker john boehner left capitol hill this evening and met with the president at the white house for nearly an hour. administration officials and boehner's spokespeople say that the meeting was frank. president obama earlier today spoke with minneapolis television
a union or pay fees similar to union dues. the outcome is considered a foregone conclusion. governor rick schneider says he will sign the bills. in michigan yesterday, though, president obama said what they're really talking about is giving you the right to work for less money. for those with visions of doing this... ...this... ...and this, dancing in their heads... ...we have these. home depot gift cards. give the gift of doing, in-store or online. >>> in between all the conjecture over what secretary of state hillary clinton will or are not do when she leaves office, one fact is not dispited, achievements in promoting human rights, especially women's rights around the world. with her departure emt nent who will fill that void in i'm joined now by carrie kennedy, founder of the robert f. kennedy senator, daughter of the late robert kennedy. good to see you. thanks for coming in. >> thanks. >> hillary clinton has championed women's rights. she has been in many ways a very tireless fighter for this. and i'm wondering, how much impact do you see as someone who does this day in and day out t
th right-to-work state. but governor rick schneider is backed by a full house and senate of republicans. so this could be easily passed. >> you're seeing a conservative movement to get a better handle on unions. and deal with them better. but the thing about michigan, it's considered to be the birthplace of the nation's modern labor movement. so if it happens there, it could happen in other states and put into motion a domino effect. we saw the wisconsin battle. ohio has dealt with these labor issues. so changing winds in the world of labor and michigan, if they go this way, that would be a big move here. some people argue it makes sense to give workers to right to choose if they want to be in the union, not just be obligated. >>> some bravo now to a chicken restaurant manager in kansas city. edward turner was on duty when three would-be robbers came into his store sunday night. one pulled a gun and demanded some cash. turner grabbed the gun and the suspects beat a hasty retreat. turner said he's just glad the gun is off the streets and could not be used in another robber
. the governor rick schneider gave the final stamp of approval. connell: the 24th state that has passed that type of legislation. mike towbin is outside the state capitol with the details. >> the sound and fury are gone from here in lansing. these are demonstrators quarter. this is symbolic of the fact they believe the voices were silent. the $1500 is what they say each worker will earn on average less. now that michigan has become a right to work state. a sharp contrast from what we saw yesterday. this demonstration has been coordinated with the media. democratic leadership of here says that this does not mean that the fight has gone out of the left here in michigan. a spokesperson for the party says they do have a counterpunch. they are not think specifically what that counterpunch is. they want to change the majority that the republicans have it both the house and senate in 2014 when it comes around again. they really like to prove that old theory. they really have to get behind closed doors. dagen: they will not go quietly and they certainly will not let it go that quickly. great sites there.
workers. three bills passed, two in the senate last night, one in the house. the governor, rick schneider, very supportive of this legislation. it's expected to be taken up here again at the state capitol on tuesday. i want you to take a listen to jeff breslin. then you'll hear from the governor. >> to be pro worker, give freedom of choice to our workplace and that legislators moved promptly and efficiently, moving it through the legislature and when it arrives on my desk, i plan on signing it. >> in the state of michigan we've had a fledgling economy for some time, way down at the bottom of the list in the country. we've just started to make a comeback. bypassing right to work, that's taken that comeback and cutting the legs out from underneath t it's going to hurt the economy. it's going to hurt the state. it's going to hurt the citizens. >> the governor's argument is that it makes the state more competitive and will lead to more jobs, right? >> reporter: well, that is his argument. the state next door, indiana, don, recently passed this right to work legislation. there are those who sa
. and that is at the core of all of this. the republican governor here, rick schneider, a big supporter of this right to work legislation, saying he will sign it if it makes it to his desk. many union workers vehemently oppose it. >> it is time to make a decision and the decision i believe best for michigan is don't the workers have a right to choose. >> this is not what is right for the worker. there are corporate special interests trying to pass right to work in many different states and michigan right now is up front right on the chopping block. >> reporter: why the opposition and why the massive protests here at the capital? it is because those labor members really believe that this would result in lower pay for them, fewer benefits, less bargaining power and what the data shows us is that typically union workers do make higher wages than non-union workers. when you look at median weekly salaries. one labor lawyer i talked to said this is hugely significant, saying this could be devastating to the labor movement in america as a whole. what will happen over the weekend is that opponents of this ri
was a convicted felon. >>> rick schneider has signed a new abortion law for his state. it prohibits any abortion that performs more than 120 abortions a year to be an outstanding facility. he says the law will help ensure a pregnant woman is not being "coerced" into a decision. critics argue it will force clinics to shut down and restrict access for women. >>> there are newlyweds waking up in maine. the state's same-sex marriage law went into effect at midnight. steven bridges and michael snell were the first in line to tie the knot. they say they've been waiting years for this moment. voters in maine, maryland, and washington state approved same-sex marriage in november's elections. gay marriage is already legal in d.c. and six other states. >>> regrettable, politically motivated, saddening. these are all statements made by u.s. officials about russia's decision to ban americans from adopting russian children. russian president putin signed the ban into law friday. lawmakers there cite a history of abuse of russian children adopted by american families. however, many believe it was in retaliati
moved from the capitol and sat in at the entry to republican governor rick schneider's office and then police removed the media. >> this is about maintaining democracy in america. >> reporter: the symbolism is perhaps just as important as the measure itself. does this mean the beginning of a death of unions in this country? are you concerned that is this big symbolically? >> i think that we're waking the sleeping giants. workers and working families are tired of losing. they want a fair share of the prosperity of this state and this country. >> it puts a spotlight on the decline of unionship in america. today it is less than 12%. most union workers oppose the right to work bills, not all do. >> this is going to be good for the economy and bring jobs to michigan. >> reporter: brian has worked at ford as a union member for 16 years. for the past two, he's been fighting to help pass the right to work legislation for this reason. >> it will give me a voice. it will give me leverage inside the union. now if i threaten to resign from the union, i'm taking my union dues with me. unde
and of course schneider throws in florida's rick scott although florida has been a right to work state for a long time. in a statement, we consider 2014 to be absolutely crucial. if you wanted to somewhat arbitrarily say which region will see the most action, it's going to be in the midwest. schneider responded to that threat. >> i am prepared and it's unfortunate that people are using the term retribution. there were comments made that i didn't think appropriate in terms of violence. again, this is not about someone against someone else. >> the irony to all this. when you go back to the michigan republican primary in 2010, it was democrats. rick snyder appealing to moderate democrats that got him over the finish line. michigan is an open primary state and he was able to beat back more conservative opponents and now he is in the cross hairs of the democratic party and those who were skeptical in 2010 will fully embrace it. in a diplomatic shift, the u.s. will recognize the syrian council. president obama announced the move in an interview with barbara walters. >> we made a decision tha
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